Feeling Frustrated/Unsure About School?

You will benefit greatly from the early intervention and networking opportunities available through the  MI GEAR UP Program (MIGU) at Michigan State University (MSU). The partnerships and student services available will assist you in being admitted to, retained by, and graduate from a post-secondary institution. As a result, you will possess the skills and knowledge required to be competitive in today’s workforce.

Student Focus

  • Student Assembly or In-Class
  • Introduction to Program
  • Participation (Incentives)
  • GEAR UP Pledge
  • Program Components (Academic Focus Using Enrichment Based Workshops)


Student Enrichment

  • Academic Advising
  • Academic Planning
  • Mentoring
  • Outreach
  • Financial Aid Counseling
  • GEAR UP Pledge
  • Career Preparation
  • Tutoring
  • Improvement of Study Skills
  • Test Preparation
  • College Campus Visits & Tours
  • How to Seek Help?
  • How to Seek Resources?
  • Help with Educational Transitions
  • Introduction to Technology
  • Professional Development
  • College Entrance Requirements
  • Availability of Financial Aid
  • Student and Parent Saturday Workshops
  • Summer Residency & Enrichment Programs


Family Focus

  • Parents/Guardians & Families are Invited to Attend Saturday Workshops with GEAR UP Students!
  • Administrators, Community Leaders, and/or People Involved in MIGU Partnerships are welcome!

  • Specific Workshops are Held for Parents/Guardians:
  • 1) Financial Aid
  • 2) College Admissions Information
  • 3) Parenting Resources
  • 4) How to Help Your Child Study
  • 5) and more…
  • Parent/Guardian Participation in Saturday Workshops is Encouraged.


If you have questions, comments, or concerns regarding the MIGU Program, please feel free to contact us.